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Self-employed mental health struggles on the increase

The number of self-employed people saying they have “poor” or “very poor” mental health has increased from 6-26% since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic (a 300% rise), according to new research by IPSE (the Associat...


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Rule of six – are there implications for employers?

New laws prohibiting social gatherings of more than six people came into effect on 14 September, as the government calls on the public to remain vigilant in the fight against coronavirus. The new ‘rule of six’ simplifies and strengthe...


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DWP found guilty of insufficient social distancing measures

The government’s Department for Work and Pensions has been fined by the HSE for failing to implement sufficient social distancing measures at its Leeds office. During a visit to the office on 25 August, the HSE was reported to have found "c...


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IWFM COVID-19 Response Award shortlist announced

The IWFM has announced the shortlist for its extra addition to this year's IWFM Impact Awards 2020 – The COVID-19 Response Award. Due to the high level of interest in this special category and the sheer range of projects and stories, the jud...


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Charity launches free domestic abuse advice line for businesses

A new advice line for businesses supporting employees experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse has been launched by domestic abuse charity Hestia. One in four women and one in six men will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lifetim...


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NEBOSH virtual classroom course special offer ends soon

The early bird special offer for International Workplace's autumn NEBOSH National General Certificate course programme runs out tomorrow (Friday 18 September). The course is delivered virtually using Microsoft Teams. Live online tutor seminars an...